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Dept. of Military Affairs Archive
Posted on April 11, 2017 | No CommentsRICHMOND, Va. — One hundred years after America entered the conflict of what would become known as World War I, Virginia citizens, veterans and leaders joined Virginia National Guard Soldiers for a commemoration ceremony April 6, 2017, at the Virginia War Memorial Carillon in Richmond, Virginia. The event, hosted by the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission included […]
Posted on March 10, 2017 | No CommentsRICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Military Ball is scheduled for April 29, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Department of Military Affairs, the WWI and WWII Commemorative Committees, the Virginia National Guard Officer’s Association and the Virginia National Guard Enlisted Association are hosting the event that will consist of a cocktail hour, plated dinner, a […]
Va. National Guard personnel scheduled to display equipment outside General Assembly building Jan. 19Posted on January 18, 2017 | No CommentsRICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 19, 2017, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, Virginia, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide […]
Posted on December 20, 2016 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard is encouraging its members to check in on their battle buddies and wingmen Dec. 22, 2016, to make sure they are doing well and help them find resources if they are experiencing hardship or in crisis. As part of the initiative, Soldiers and Airmen should call, text or make plans to get together […]
Posted on December 16, 2016 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — As we near the holiday season, I think it’s appropriate to reflect briefly on 2016 and the great work our force has done supporting operations both federal and state. A few of the highlights include the mobilization of more than 1,500 Soldiers and Airmen on federal active duty, initiating construction on a new state headquarters, modernization and […]
Posted on May 18, 2016 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Virginia — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Paul F. Griffin, Virginia National Guard Director of the Joint Staff, and Walter L. Mercer, Director of Personnel and Administration for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs, recognized and thanked Virginia Department of Military Affairs state employees at luncheons and awards ceremonies May 10, 2016, […]
Posted on February 19, 2016 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — Walter L. Mercer has been selected to succeed Stephen L. Huxtable as the Virginia Department of Military Affairs Director of Personnel and Administration according to an announcement made Feb. 19, 2016, by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. Huxtable will retire March 1, 2016, after more than 40 years of civilian and military […]